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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Fingerprinting add-on

From: alexus / dotcommon
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Fingerprinting add-on
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:24:24 +0000
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On 2015-02-24 23:42, Nathan Follens wrote:
Sorry, I meant it is essentially the same as placing the software in the
public domain (unless I completely misunderstand the license). But, you
are right.

More, please let me say that placing a software in the public domain to made it free/libre might NOT be a good idea. There are many countries whose laws dont include public domain or permit public domain only after tons of years since the first public licensed release.

So, the better should be using a free/libre license which legally applies worldwide or the more countries as possible (such as GPL, CC etc.).

On Tue, 2015-02-24 at 18:18 -0500, Julian Marchant wrote:
> WTFPL aka no license

WTFPL isn't "no license". It's a lax permissive license, which is
completely the opposite. ("No license" means full copyright restriction.)

Agree. Also note that in some countries (i.e. Italy etc.) distributing pieces of code/software without any license statement is legally equivalent to say 'all copyright reserved'.

The FSF doesn't recommend using it for software; I guess that's
because of the language in the license.

Maybe... But I think the main reason is because it is NOT a copyleft and GPL-compatible license.

But there's no need to fork a
WTFPL-licensed program to change the license.

Indeed. Changing the license of a WTFPL software is one of "The Fuck" things the same license let us to do :)

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